Tag: Syria

Cham Wings A320 Suffered A Runway Excursion On Landing

Cham Wings Airbus A320-200 was performing flight from Damascus (Syria) to Khartoum (Sudan), when landed on Khartoum’s runway 18, but went off the runway and came to a stop with all gear on soft ground. No injuries are being reported, the aircraft received minor if any damage. The passengers disembarked via mobile stairs onto the […]

Russia Stopped To Use Its Air Force In Syria Since May 1

Russia stopped to use its air force in Syria under the memorandum on de-escalation zones in Syria from May 1, Sergei Rudskoi, chief of the main operation department of Russia’s General Staff, said – TASS reported. “From 00:00 on May 1, Russia stopped to use its air force in area designated as de-escalation zones in […]

Huge Blast in Damascus Airport Area, Reasons Unknown

A huge blast has rocked the area near Damascus International Airport, local media reported. According to the Al Mayadeen television channel, an explosion occurred on Thursday morning in vicinity of Damascus International Airport, causing a fire. The reasons behind the incident are unknown. The airport is reported to be used for civilian and military fights. […]

Syrian Sha’irat Airbase Heavily Damaged After US Strike

The Ash Sha’irat military airfield near Homs in Syria has been destroyed and its aircraft damaged in US missile strikes, the airfield staffer told. Syrian television reports that flames continue to engulf the airfield following the attack. “All aircraft located there have been damaged, you can say it is completely destroyed,” the staffer said. The […]

Watch a Su-33 Blast Off From Admiral Kuznetsov in 360 Video

A video, produced by RT, offers you a unique opportunity to watch a Sukhoi Su-33 multirole fighter take off from the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, the flagship of the Russian Navy. Shot using a panoramic camera, it provides 360-degree visibility for a truly immersive experience. The spherical video shows a flight crew hauling a Su-33 […]

US Military Builds a New Air Base in Northern Syria

The US is building a military airfield in northern Syria as part of its ongoing campaign against Daesh, a representative of the Syrian Democratic Forces command told on condition of anonymity. The construction site, located between the cities of Sheddadi and al-Hasakah and secured by SDF fighters, sits on a major oil and gas field. […]

Turkey, Russia In Deal Over Syrian Airspace

Turkey and Russia have been discussing the creation of a protocol to coordinate the flights of their warplanes over Syrian airspace in a bid to prevent unwanted incidents like the downing of a Russian jet by Turkish Air Forces on Nov. 24, 2015, a senior Turkish military source has said. While drafting the protocol, the […]

Russia’s “Electronic Ears” over Aleppo in Syria

The information revolution that began with the explosion of computing technology in the 1970s which has transformed the face of warfare. Whereas in the past wars were waged by sizable military forces which sought decision by closing with the enemy and destroying him, including through close interpersonal combat, these days such actions are rare. The […]

Russian Military Mi-8 Downed in Rebel-Held Idlib Province

Reuters, citing the Russian Defence Ministry, report that a Russian military helicopter carrying five people was shot down in the north of Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province on Monday. According to the information provided by the Russian Defence Ministry, Russian military personnel on board a helicopter are dead. They died a “heroic death” on a humanitarian mission, Kremlin spokesman […]

Five Russian Weapons Which Made Their Deadly Debut in Syria

Russia’s ongoing airborne campaign in Syria wouldn’t have been such a game changer without the help of some of the country’s most sophisticated weapons. The Sukhoi Su-34 strike fighter, adopted by the Russian Aerospace Forces in 2015, has been deployed against the radical Islamists in Syria from the beginning of Russia’s anti-Daesh campaign there. In […]